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Data Scientist

Location: Rochcester, NY

Department: Engineering

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Entry Level

TITLE: DATA SCIENTIST

At Soleo, our mission is to make useful connections for people everywhere, every day. Soleo is a global leader in delivering innovative, custom, and cloud-based communications solutions that range from carrier grade strong to local merchant simple. We work hard to create a fun, energetic, creative and forward-thinking environment.  Soleo empowers collaborative out-of-the-box thinking and encourages input and ideas from every department.  Every group at Soleo plays an important part in our mission and success.

The role of Data Scientist is empowered to work within a team to set priorities, introduce new ideas, create products, evaluate and present solutions, and iterate quickly and efficiently.  The ideal candidate has an innate curiosity and interest in developing research questions and testing hypotheses with open ended tasking. Applicants must be comfortable working in an innovative, dynamic, and highly-focused analytical environment.  

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Integrates multiple systems and data sets into the design, development, implementation, and analysis of technical details related to Soleo cloud-based software solutions
  • Responsible for building algorithms necessary to ask relevant questions and discover accurate answers
  • Participates in a team’s decision-making process related to improvements that can be made to Soleo’s software services
  • Contributes new ideas adding value to Soleo’s overall product portfolio
  • Delivers solutions that are consistent with the company’s overall business strategy
  • Perform necessary projects to achieve the organization’s mission

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • BS Mathematics, BS Applied Statistics, or BS Computer Science
  • Master’s Degree or PhD in a math or science field deep in computational analysis preferred
  • Experience in programming languages, particularly Java, R, SQL, and Matlab
  • Understanding of Hadoop, Hive and/or MapReduce
  • Familiarity with machine learning and natural language processing
  • Strong skills in statistical, mathematical, and predictive modeling
  • Strong communication and technical written skills
  • Familiarity with the Agile Software Development Methodology

SIGNIFICANT ABILITIES

  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction
  • Self-starter and finisher
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities at one time and manage tight deadlines
  • Ability to proactively follow-up on open and unclear items
  • Complete work with a high level of accuracy and able to quality check own work
  • Strong desire to succeed and be part of a winning team
  • Ability to communicate effectively across various functions and disciplines, including at the executive level
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